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Internal Audit is not just a tick in the box. It is an integral part of an organisations governance and assurance framework.


Internal Audit

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We have been delivering internal audit services for over 25 years; we focus on delivering risk based assurance and pragmatic solutions which create value to our clients.

We deliver in accordance with the latest Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) International Professional Practice Framework (IPPF) and Public Sector Internal Audit Standards (PSIAS).

Our difference?  The quality of team and relationships we build with our clients.

Our senior team members and recognised Subject Matter Experts have extensive involvement with their respect professional institutes; particularly the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (now known by its acronym ISACA).  Writing articles for publication, providing guest speakers, webinars, events and actively engaging with our professional peers.

Above all internal audit is a ‘people business’ we build effective client relationships focused upon a consistent and professional core client team who become recognised as part of your business and instil confidence to discuss genuine issues, concerns and use of internal audit as a trusted advisor and management tool.

Our leading risk based audit methodology, driven by the concept of the Board Assurance Framework, and flexible working practices ensure that we design the delivery of your internal audit service around your unique objectives, challenges, risks and opportunities.

Each aspect of our service is agreed with you and delivered as if we were just along the corridor; reflecting the origins of internal audit as a function of the business.

Our teams benefit from access to the wider Haines Watts support and specialist services which they can harness to the benefit of our assurance assignments and introduce to our internal audit clients.

We provide a full internal audit service offer including:

Outsourced Internal Audit

We perform a full audit needs assessment to devise a robust and compliant Internal Audit Strategy for our clients; strategies reflect those risks to which clients are subject and through the performance of our work assist management in the minimisation of risks and the achievement of strategic objectives.  Internal Audit Strategies are explicitly referenced to our clients Board Assurance Framework, risk register, strategic objectives and any regulatory requirements.

From cradle to grave we deliver your assurance needs and work with you to become an integral element of your business.

Co Sourcing

We offer clients a team of internal audit specialists with a wealth of skills and experience gained and refined through working across many sectors of the UK economy.  A major benefit of co-sourcing is the ability to compare and contrast systems based upon our experience and utilisation of the skills and experience held by the in-house team to derive the best possible client solution.

Our services are focused upon helping your in-house provision assemble the specific skills and experience to meet the requirements of its internal audit plan.

IT Audit

Today’s decisions are informed by the output of business-critical IT applications and systems; with organisations, more and more characterised by significant reliance upon technology, combined with the fast-changing environment, technology is often one of the most significant risks our clients face.

Our recognised Subject Matter Experts work with you to ensure the effective management of those risks; providing robust assurance and supporting you in tackling the changing environment.  Services are delivered in accordance ISACA Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT v5).

Contract, Grant & Funding Assurance

Our service in this area goes beyond the traditional compliance based approach; we adopt a proactive approach to reducing risk throughout the contract lifecycle, pre-empting potential issues, providing confidence over regulatory of funds, advising on evidencing requirements, protecting financial interests and helping you to reduce risk when contracting in future.

We are experienced in the delivery of solutions in relation to contract, EU grant funding (including ESF, ERDF & RTD), Government, Local Authorities, Charitable and Commercial organisations.  Furthermore, our team are experienced in specialist areas such as funding assurance in Further Education, contract audit in Local Government, commissioning in Health and out-sourcing across a range of services and sectors.

Counter Fraud

We have a professional responsibility to keep an eye on fraud risks and assess whether controls are appropriate to reasonably manage risk within appetite; furthermore, your Head of Internal Audit has a responsibility to provide assurance to Board that management have taken suitable steps in response to fraud issues.

Where fraud is alleged or uncovered within the organisation internal audit may assist management in investigating allegations, determining whether there is a case to answer and advising on subsequent risk reduction to prevent reoccurrence.

To discuss your specific assurance needs and how our team may be able to help contact us today.

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HW Controls & Assurance
30 Camp Road
GU14 6EW

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HW Controls & Assurance
30 Camp Road
GU14 6EW

Tel: 01252 510333